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Zenith Bank Basketball League: Delta Force record 6th win of 2nd phase

21 April 2016, 13:56

Asaba - Delta Force Female Basketball Club on Sunday defeated First Deep Water of Lagos 60-56 points to record their sixth straight win at the ongoing Zenith Bank National Female Basketball League.

In the game played in the indoor sports hall of the Asaba Township Stadium, Delta Force overran their hard-fighting opponents with a great display of skills and determination.

Delta Force’s coach, Aikoroje Benson who was full of praise for his girls for the hard-fought victory, expressed confidence in the team.

He added that they have continued to improve with every game played so far.

“We are here to win, just like every other team in the league. We are improving with every game we play, and I must commend the girls for today's (Sunday’s) win. It was not an easy game, but we thank God that we won.

“As a team, our target is to win all our games, finish top so that we can go to the final phase in Lagos and fight for the tittle, which I believe we will win," Benson said.

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Team captain Esther Igben also corroborated the position of her coach, expressing confidence in the ability of the team to win all their games and qualify for the finals in Lagos.

“We are prepared to win all our games, and the team is improving with every single game. Today, we rose to the occasion and won against a hard-fighting team. It was a sweet victory,’’ she said.

Igben, who is one of the most experienced players in the Delta Force team, urged for more support for the team, saying the team were determined to win the league trophy.

Secretary of the Delta Basketball Association, Faith Okoh-Baya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the Association was doing everything within its power to support and motivate the players.

“We are proud of the performances of the girls so far. Winning six games with two more games to go in the tournament is not an easy task.

“So, we are doing everything we can to motivate the team to win the league trophy this season," she said.

In other games played on Sunday, IGP Queens defeated Sunshine Angels 48-39 points, AHIP beat Immigration 57-36, while Oluyole Babes defeated Zamfara Babes 34-20 points.


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